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James Joyce: His Life, Work and Legacy

James Joyce was a phenomenal Irish author, short story writer, and poet, his work is still studied today and inspires keen writers all around the world. James Joyce had a unique skill to bring words...

Lady Gregory: An Often Overlooked Author

Lady Gregory is often forgotten about when discussing Irish literature. Often paired with William Butler Yeats. After much research, she has been given the credit she deserved. Throughout her life she wrote much drama, folklore...

Things to do in Sligo, Ireland

Sligo is a hidden gem in the north-west of Ireland that is often overlooked when people come to visit the emerald isle. Rich in its history, Sligo is an ideal location to experience traditional Irish...

Ireland Town Names and Their Meaning

Ever wondered why you see recurring letters in place names when in Ireland? Come on a journey with us as we at ConnollyCove explore the hidden meanings behind town names in Ireland. If you have ever...

Discover Ireland: The Glens of Antrim

Visiting Ireland and want to find adventure? Live in Ireland and want to do something different? Want to discover the secrets of the Emerald Isle? Look no further, here ar Connolly Cove have shortlisted our favourite...

The Kennedy Homestead, County Wexford

Ireland is known for its strong history especially when it comes to Irish -American history and there are many places around the county that celebrate this. One being the Kennedy Homestead in County Wexford, Ireland....

National 1798 Rebellion Centre, County Wexford

The National Rebellion Centre in County Wexford in a museum dedicated to the 1798 rebellion in Ireland. The rebellion lasted only four weeks and was based on the French Revolution of the same period. (1789...

Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Vinegar Hill is famous for one of the most important battles during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The battle was one last attempt to defend and hold ground against the British and the leadership of...

Seamus Heaney: His Life | His Work | His Successes

Farming background, country at war, teacher, writer, Nobel Prize winner... continue reading to learn about how Seamus Heaney's life experiences shaped his writing, and how he became a famous author going onto win the Nobel...

Enniscorthy Castle, County Wexford

Build originally in 1190, Enniscorthy Castle in Enniscorthy town, County Wexford has a rich history, being the home of many families, prisoners and armies over its long lifetime. From 1190 to the mid-1370s, the castle was...

Queen’s University Belfast: Past, Present and Future

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research... where did it all begin? Well, keep reading to find out more about this iconic University...

Dunbrody Famine Ship – County Wexford

Ireland’s history has often captured peoples attention around the world, many remember the harrowing times when the famine was taking place in the country, which saw many Irish citizens emigrating to different parts of the...